Wednesday, March 4, 2009

International Summer School on Grid Computing (Nice, France)


Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the EUAsiaGrid Project ( - Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) I would like to invite you (or any of your colleagues who might be interested) to participate in the International Summer School on Grid Computing on July 5 - 17, 2009 at Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France.


Here are the links to the leaflet and poster:

Best Regards,

Dr. Rafael P. Saldaña
Project Leader for ADMU
EUAsiaGrid Project(


About the School:

The School will be held in Sophia Antipolis, a technology centre near Nice in the South of France. This is a rare opportunity to hear about the latest achievements from Europe, North America and Asia, as well as to gain experience of a variety of Grid systems. The School will boost students' capabilities for research and innovation thanks to lectures, discussions, laboratory sessions, tutorials and group work. These activities will be delivered by leading authorities in the fields of advanced grid technology, applications of e-Science and distributed systems research.


Grid Computing is an important new approach to distributed computing. Thanks to the combination of regular structures and dynamic algorithms, Grid Computing can deliver computational as well as large, sustained data-rich and knowledge-intensive resources across heterogeneous contributing sites. Grid Computing therefore enables rapid advances in many disciplines. This will be set in the context of web2.0 and similar developments. The School will provide an in-depth introduction to Grid technologies that underpin e-Infrastructure and Cyberinfrastructure. It will present a conceptual framework to enhance each student’s ability to work in this rapidly advancing field. Reports from world leaders in deploying and exploiting Grids will complement lectures from research leaders shaping future e-Infrastructure. Hands-on laboratory exercises will give participants experience with widely used Grid middleware.

Graduates of the School will:

be familiar with the fundamental components of Grid environments, such as authentication, authorisation, resource discovery, and resource access
be able to use Grid environments for basic and advanced job submission and distributed data management
be conversant with Grid achievements worldwide
be alert to emerging Grid applications
appreciate the potential of e-Infrastructure and be aware of new research opportunities

The programme includes the use of at least six grid and web service technologies. This allows students to make comparisons and see different approaches to common challenges in distributed computing. The school will conclude with an integrating practical that will enable students, working in teams, to bring together all they have learnt via an extended exercise that simulates collaborative research using e-Infrastructures. However, it means that the school doesn't set out to generate experts in a specific grid technology. Similarly, the school concentrates on the architectural approach of these systems and does not have opportunity to discuss underpinning technologies, such as digital networks, nor to examine other approaches to distributed systems.

The participants, students and staff, will meet like minded people from many parts of the world and form long-term working relationships. We therefore believe that it is important that all the participants enjoy the summer school and make good use of the breaks, leisure opportunities and social programme.

A Day at the School:

The School will consist of lectures in the morning and practical exercises in the afternoon. Lectures will tackle the principles, technologies, experiences and exploitations of Grids. They will also review the research perspectives and report recent significant successes. Equipment will be available at the School site for the practical exercises. A social programme will support the curriculum so as to help students to form lasting friendships and enhance collaborative research.

A Day at the Summer School


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